Cilantro Tacos offers nine meat options that are flavorful, vibrant and out of this world! Everything the restaurant does is centered around freshness and a love for exciting food, including the made-from-scratch salsas, pico de gallo and guacamole. If you like Mexican food, you’ll love Cilantro Tacos. Come experience the Cilantro Tacos craze firsthand.
Chef Ami is your friend in the kitchen! The company delivers fresh, locally grown ingredients and easy-to-cook recipes right to your doorstep. The founders believe cooking should be fun, stress free and simple. With a weekly rotating menu of over 100 seasonal recipes, there is literally something for everyone.
Crane Ramen is Gainesville’s first ramen restaurant, serving slow food, fast! The meat, eggs and poultry are local whenever possible, and most of the veggies come from farms located within 100 miles of the restaurant. All of the food is made from scratch, and the stocks run 24 hours a day!
For the past 15 years, Kevin Griffin and his family have been catering events in the Gainesville area as a hobby. Several years ago, they turned the hobby into a business and are giving back to the community in the process. Griffin Catering has expanded to include weddings, corporate gatherings, fundraisers and other local events. Griffin Catering features mainly barbecue dishes, and 10 percent of the proceeds are donated to Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure.
Gator’s Dockside is a family-friendly restaurant with a fun sports bar atmosphere. The menu is filled with traditional recipes including buffalo-style and grilled wings, baby back ribs, burgers and seafood sandwiches.
David’s Real Pit BBQ
David Reber started cooking BBQ back in the late 1970s. Now almost 40 years later, the restaurant is still serving the same delicious food that started it all. David’s Real Pit BBQ is one of Gainesville’s longest-running family-owned and operated BBQ restaurants.
Pollo Tropical’s menu is a melting pot of culinary cultures, featuring the distinctive, bold and tangy flavors of the Caribbean. Savory island spices, mixed herbs and citrus are blended into rubs and marinades that enhance the flavors of fresh vegetables, pork and signature chicken dishes.
Pomodoro Café is locally owned and known for bringing hearty Italian food to Gainesville. Pomodoro Café now offers gluten-free options and has weekday specials including happy hour all day Mondays, seafood festivals on Tuesdays, and all-you-can-eat pasta and house salads on Wednesdays.
Swamp Head Brewery
Swamp Head Brewery pours passion into every beer it makes. From the tasting room, The Wetlands, to the ever-growing fleet of handcrafted beers, Swamp Head is proud to have become a Gainesville “must-see.” The first brewery in Florida with solar power, it continues to work toward the goal of growing the brewery in a sustainable manner while brewing world-class beer.
Sweetwater Organic Coffee Company
Sweetwater is a local roaster that is fully committed to bringing you the best organically grown and fairly traded coffees available. Sweetwater offers single-origin coffees, blended coffees, espressos and natural water process decaffeinated coffees in light roast, full city roast, Viennese roast and French roast flavors.
Known as Gainesville’s home for fine hand-dipped confections since 1985, Thornebrook Chocolates has over 150 different chocolates to please the most discriminating of palates. The chocolates are simply divine, and the store offers sugar-free chocolate options that taste as good as the real thing. It also carries wines to pair with chocolate.
Wahoo Seafood Grill
Wahoo aims to serve the best quality seafood from locally sourced fisheries. With a lunch menu and a dinner menu that feature tasty choices like big pot boils, award-winning burgers and amazing mahi tacos, Wahoo can satisfy every craving. Wahoo also offers happy hour every day from 3-7 p.m., giving you plenty of time to try one of the signature drinks, which include a cucumber habanero margarita, a key lime martini and a Tijuana Fog.